Australian Centre for Water
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AWMC shortlisted in Water Awards

Friday, 23 August 2019
  • Queensland Water Awards

Two AWMC research projects and four students have been shortlisted as finalists in the Australian Water Association Queensland Water Awards for 2019.

PhD students Zhiyao Wang, Ji Lu, and Sohan Shrestha, and undergraduate Daniel Venturato have made the shortlist of finalists for the Qld Student Water Prize.

  • Bioplastic from Waste Using Phototrophic Bacteria - Daniel Venturato
  • Maximising Energy Recovery through Innovative Nitrogen Removal - Zhiyao Wang
  • Reusing Iron- and Aluminium-Containing Waterworks Sludge for Sulfide and Phosphate Removal in Sewers: A Pilot-Scale Investigation - Sohan Shrestha 
  • Unraveling Roles of Emerging Environmental Contaminants (Triclosan and Nanoparticles) on Promoting the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance - Ji Lu

The AWA Student Water Prize aims to encourage and reward students for excellence in water-related studies and research, and provides a forum for students to display their academic excellence, innovation, and/or research findings to future employees, clients and the water industry. 

Two AWMC research projects have also been shortlisted for the Research Innovation Award –

  • An Integrated Approach to Iron Salt Use in Urban Water Systems (Multiple uses of Fe - MulFe),
  • Innovative Taste and Odour Removal - Repurposing a Wastewater Process for the Treatment of Drinking Water, The University of Queensland and Seqwater

The Research Innovation Award entrants must have made a significant contribution to water research. The outcomes of the research must demonstrably add to the conservation or better use of water resources, knowledge of water technology, sociology, economics or culture aspects.

The winners will be announced at the AWA Qld Gala Dinner and Awards Night on 13 September, 2019.

The full list of Award categories and finalists can be found here.